918. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the level of monitoring her Department undertakes of local authorities’ implementation of ministerial recommendations regarding the listing of particular structures under section 53 (3) of the Planning and Development Act 2000; her plans to ensure action is taken by local authorities in this regard; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 23062/15 asked on 16 Jun 2015 - Architectural Heritage)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Heather Humphreys): My role, as Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, with regard to the protection and management of our architectural heritage, is set out in the provisions of relevant legislation, as are the role of local authorities and the responsibilities of owners as regards heritage assets.
Part IV of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, provides for the protection of architectural heritage. The Act gives primar...

194. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the ministerial transport costs for the years 2010 to 2013, inclusive, for each Minister and Minister of State in her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44884/14 asked on 19 Nov 2014 - Ministerial Transport)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht was established on 2 June 2011. The amount spent on Ministerial transport in the period from that date to 31 December 2011, and for the years 2012 and 2013, is set out in the Table. These costs include the cost of drivers. All expenditure was incurred in full conformity with Department of Public Expenditure and Reform guidance on such matters. 
 Year Minister Mini...

64. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he has any further update on the restoration of the national monument at Moore Street, Dublin 1; if he has facilitated a meeting with Chartered Land on this matter; the outcome of this meeting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44507/13 asked on 22 Oct 2013 - National Monuments)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Jimmy Deenihan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 64 and 96 together.
The national monument at Nos. 14 to 17 Moore Street is the subject of a Preservation Order under the National Monuments Acts. The effect of the Preservation Order is that any works affecting the site require my consent, as Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, under section 14 of the National Monuments Act 1930, as amended. 
On 16 July last I made a determination...

19. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the discussions he has had with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in relation to issuing an invitation to members of the British royal family to the centenary commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 38483/13 asked on 18 Sep 2013 - Commemorative Events)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Jimmy Deenihan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 19, 39, 42, 60 and 55 together.
I am committed to working with all interested partners to ensure that the centenary commemorative programme is comprehensive, authentic and inclusive. The Easter Rising and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic will be at the centre of the programme and will be marked in 2016. In keeping with the development of an authentic programme, I anticipate that all...

11. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps he has taken to address financial planning and oversight difficulties in Arts centres across the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19265/13 asked on 25 Apr 2013 - Arts Centres)

Deputy Jimmy Deenihan: My Department has no role in the management or the operation of any art centre or in providing current funding to arts centres. Many such centres are owned by, and some are managed by, the relevant local authority. Most receive some or all of their operational funding from the local authorities. The Arts Council also has a role in that it provides programming funding in respect of many arts centres. 
As the Deputy will be aware, the Arts Council is the principal agency...

20. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the events that will be held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Irish Volunteers this year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19260/13 asked on 25 Apr 2013 - Commemorative Events)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Jimmy Deenihan): I propose to take Questions Nos. 14, 17, 20, 28 and 42 together. 
The Centenary commemorative programme commenced with the anniversary of the 3rd Home Rule Bill in 1912 and, guided by the historic timeline, will continue to address the issues and events of the revolutionary age. The programme will be comprehensive, authentic and inclusive. Against the background of the developing Home Rule crisis, activities in the current y...

522. Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of former public servants recruited before 6 April 1995 who are currently receiving a public sector pension including both pensions funded by the Exchequer and through the Local Government Fund, and those pension schemes for which he has responsibility; the age profile of those public servants; if he will provide in tabular form the numbers of public sector pensioners in the following parameters between €1,000 intervals up to €20,000 and those on more than €20,000. (Question 5885/13 asked on 05 Feb 2013 - Public Sector Pensions Data)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Jimmy Deenihan) (Deputy Jimmy Deenihan): As the Deputy will be aware, civil service pensions are a matter for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
With regard to bodies under the aegis of my Department, the information requested by the Deputy is set out in the tables below.
Age
 Age Group Number 50 to 55 7 56 to 60 26 61 to 65 48 Over 65 146 Total 229 

 Pension band (€) Number of pensioners 0 –...